With his Marine One helicopter blades cutting through the air on the South Lawn, Donald Trump took a moment to speak to reporters. He was on his way toward another injection of adoration from a Philadelphia rally. The president’s words yet again betrayed his great prejudice against women.
One of the reporters asked him about his Supreme Court (SCOTUS), Brett Kavanaugh — what message that sends to men. POTUS responded that things are “very scary” for young American men. MSNBC’s Velshe and Ruhle reported:
‘It is a very scary time for young men in America. You can be accused before you prove your innocence.’
The commander-in-chief appears to always give the benefit of the doubt to the men rather than women. Another reporter asked him why. He responded that he has been wrongly accused himself.
Then, this reporter called out to Trump, asking whether he had a message for young women. Completely tone-deaf, the commander-in-chief said:
‘Women are doing great.’
The day before, the president appeared at a press conference in the White House Rose Garden to announce his restructuring and renaming of NAFTA. When a woman reporter asked a question about about Kavanaugh, as was her right, Trump ridiculed and attacked her with his sharp words, The Washington Post reported:
‘You’re not thinking. You never do.’
Women are not doing great. The Senate Judicial Committee hearing into Kavanaugh’s suitability for one of the most powerful jobs in the country drew as big of an audience as The Emmy’s. People were glued to their sets.
Many of them were women triggered by Kavanaugh’s accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s painful yet dignified testimony. Her words reached into that dark, shielded place where women hold their own aching memories of sexual abuse.
Dr. Ford said that Kavanaugh tried to rape her and feared he would accidentally kill her as he covered her mouth with his hand to muffle her screams. Ford could hardly breathe.
The FBI has been investigating the veracity of Ford’s account. Even though the agency has been hampered, hopefully the agents will be able to prove her truth, which would be a truth for all silenced women. If Ford is not believed, then who would be?
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